Dr Bronte Ayres

Dr Bronte Ayres MBBS FRACP FCSANZ is a clinical cardiologist specialising in echocardiography, transoesophageal echocardiography, arrhythmia management and perioperative cardiac care. He has been with SA Heart since its inception in 1984.

Dr Ayres graduated from Adelaide University in 1971 where he was 3rd in his final year. In 1972 he commenced post graduate studies at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before commencing advanced cardiac training in 1975. Dr Ayres was then awarded the National Heart Foundation overseas travel grant and went on to complete his advanced training at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA in 1977 and 1978. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1978.

Since returning to Adelaide Dr Ayres has worked primarily in private practice with senior visiting cardiologist attachments at the Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation General Hospital. Dr Ayres was responsible for the introduction of transoesophageal echo in Australia and worked in the intra-cardiac electrophysiology field at Flinders Medical Centre for 20 years before focusing on perioperative care for Cardiac Surgery at Ashford and intra-operative transoesophageal echo.

For the last 30 years Dr Ayres tutored medical students at Flinders Medical Centre and more recently has been supervising cardiology advance trainees at Ashford.

Dr  Ayres has previously held the positions of State Chairman of the College of Physicians and Chief Barker of Variety, the children’s charity in South Australia. He held the position of Chairman of the Board at SA Heart from 2008-2010. 

Dr Ayres consults regularly at our Ashford and Norwood rooms as well as at clinics at Glenelg and Victor Harbor. He has broad interests and sees patients with the full spectrum of adult cardiology problems. 

Publications and Presentations

  1. 'Renal and Cardiac Complications of Drug Abuse' B F Ayres, et al.  Medical Journal of Australia, 1976, p 489-494.
  2. 'Ten Years of Pacemakers' presented to the Cardiac Society at the Annual Scientific Meeting of RACP in Auckland in February 1976.  Abstract in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine April 1976, B A Ayres and J L Waddy.
  3. 'Multifaceted evaluation of left ventricular function by radionuclide technique using Anger cameras and an optimised protocol.  Correlated with biplane Roentgen angiography'.  D G Pavel, B F Ayres et al. presented to the Radiological Society of North America in December 1977, in Chicago.
  4. 'Multifaceted evaluation of left ventricular function by the first transit technique using Anger cameras and an optimised protocol.  Correlation with biplane Roentgen angiography' D G Pavel, B F Ayres et al.  Presented in Austria in January 1978 with manuscript published in the proceedings, p 209-219.
  5. 'Multifaceted evaluation of left ventricular function by the first transit technique using Anger cameras and an optimised protocol.  Correlation with biplane Roentgen angiography' D G Pavel, B F Ayres et al.  Presented in Atlanta in January 1978 with manuscript published in the proceedings, p 129-138.
  6. 'Echocardiography in 66 patients with pre-excitation', B F Ayres et al.  Presented to the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand in Sydney in September 1978.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, October 1978, p572 (abstract).
  7. 'Epicardial activation of the intact human heart without conduction defect', C. Wyndham, B. Ayres et al.  Presented to The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, September 1978.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine October 1978, p 578 (abstract).
  8. 'Echocardiography in 65 patients with pre-excitation' - B F Ayres et al.  Clinical Research volume 26, no 3, p217A, April 1978 (abstract).
  9. 'Why First Transit?', D G Pavel, B F Ayres et al.  Journal of Nuclear Medicine vol. 19, no 6, June 1978, p704 (abstract).
  10. 'Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Induction in Patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome', Pablo Denes, Bronte F Ayres et al Ann Int  Med, vol. 90, no 2, February 1979, p 153-157.
  11. 'Paradoxical Septal Motion: Subtleties, Spectrum and Significance', B F Ayres, J F Sangster et al  Presented to Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Adelaide, August 1979.
  12. 'Study of the Cardiovascular Effects of Delta -9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Marijuana) utilising Gate Radionuclide Studies', C Kanakis, D Pavel, B Ayres et al.  Submitted to 1979 meeting Society of Nuclear Medicine, USA.
  13. 'Left Ventricular Function During Induced Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia assessed by Radionuclide Studies', S Swiryn, D Pavel, B Ayres et al, submitted to 1979 meeting Society of Nuclear Medicine, USA.
  14. Similar papers - Clinical Research.
  15. Vol. 27 No. 2, April 1979, p 207A.
  16. Vol. 27 No. 4, October 1979, p 676A.
  17. 'Cycle Length of AV Nodal Re-entrant Paroxysmal Tachycardia (with observations of the LGL syndrome)', Christopher Wyndham, Bronte Ayres et al.  Clinical Research Vol. 27, No 2, April 1979, p216.
  18. 'Cycle Length in Atrioventricular Nodal re-entrant Paroxysmal Tachycardia with Observations on the Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome', Robert A Bauemfien, Bronte F Ayres et al, American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 45, p 1148-1153, June, 1980.
  19. Since 1980 several papers on:
  20. Intracardiac electrophysiology.
  21. Transoesophageal echocardiography.
  22. Since 2000 several presentations to Special Societies on:
  23. Medicinal value of red wine
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